Place Standard Tool

Last updated on October 29, 2020

The Place Standard has been developed by the Scottish Government and is a tool to evaluate the quality of a place. It can evaluate places that are well-established, undergoing change, or still being planned.

The tool can also help users to identify their priorities. The tool is free to use and consists of 14 questions which cover both the physical and social elements of a place. Prompts are provided to help users answer the questions.

The Place Standard Tool will be used by Our Connected Neighbourhoods for group workshops to help develop an overall understanding of the experience of living in local Neighbourhoods. The findings from these workshops will then be used to inform other parts of the project including the selection of specific local places where participants will be supported to carry out more specific environmental assessments.

OCN has produced a 'lightweight' version of the Place Standard Tool in order to make evaluating places as easy as possible. Use the link below to either print the toolkit or save it to your device for future use.